Rye Neck School Bond — February 4, 2018

Rye Neck School Bond

Rye Neck Capital Bond 2018Rye Neck Bond VoteRye Neck Bond Cost to Taxpapers

During the past fifteen months, the Rye Neck School District has been conceiving a capital bond to make necessary repairs and improvements to schools in the district. The flat roofs at the schools are over twenty-three years old. Since 2009, the district has spent over $700,000 to patch leaks and to repair masonry. Facilities Advisory Committee member and Rye Neck Board Trustee Pietro Fasolino described the plan and Board President Patty Nashelsky explained the impact of the proposed bond on taxpayers.There will be a tour of the relevant facilities on February 1st. On February 7th, at 7:00 p.m., at the Middle High School campus in the library’s multipurpose room, there will be a final hearing on the bond. Voting for the bond will be held on February 13th from 7:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. at the Middle High School. If the bond passes, construction will begin in the summer of 2019. For more information, go to the district’s website,  www.ryeneck.k12.ny.us.

Mamaroneck Schools Space Cruch —

Mamaroneck Schools Space Cruch

Three of the four Mamaroneck Elementary schools are experiencing a lack of space for the growing number of incoming students. The district has been researching a controversial flex zone option for the upcoming school year. On Tuesday, January 23rd, School Superintendent Dr. Robert Shaps described the concept. The three schools facing space issues are Chatsworth, Murray and Mamaroneck Avenue. Each school has over seven hundred students while Central has approximately five hundred students, allowing more space. The prospective zone would include streets that are currently sending students to other school. Families in the new zone who do not have any current enrollees would be assigned to Central, but only if too many students show up in the fall. School Board President Melany Gray stated that no decision has been made. While the flex zone map is fundamental, there has already been a huge community response. For an hour during the meeting, residents made comments and suggestions and had questions about the proposal. There is a forum on Facebook to discuss alternatives to the rezoning. In just a few days, the forum amassed over one thousand members. Homeowners are worried about the impact on their children, neighborhood and property values. The Board is researching other concepts for the near-term, including increasing class size. The Board is looking for feedback and are urging any resident who is interested to join a task force that will study longer-term solutions.

The LMC Varsity Sports Play of the week — February 3, 2018
Pet of the Week ~ Pet Rescue —

Pet of the Week ~ Pet Rescue

Our Pets of the Week are Fanny, a senior cat and Roscoe, a four-year-old mutt. Fanny has a lot of energy as well as a lot of love to give. She doesn’t mind kittens and she loves being on someone’s lap. Roscoe is very energetic and he has very good manners. He likes to go on walks with dog friends but would prefer to live in a home without other dogs or cats. For more information on either Fanny or Roscoe, as well as other pets available for adoption, go to www.ny-petrescue.org.

NY Rangers in Mamaroneck —

NY Rangers in Mamaroneck


The Mamaroneck Youth Association hosted a charity hockey game at the Hommocks Park Ice Rink on Friday, January 19th. Twenty-six local coaches and members of the Mamaroneck Youth Association skated with NY Rangers alumni Glenn Anderson, Adam Graves, Ron Duguay and Colton Orr. All proceeds from the event will benefit Mamaroneck Youth Hockey. Association.

Spanish Film Series —

Spanish Film Series

A Better Life film

A new film series at Mamaroneck High School focuses on the experiences and struggles of hispanic immigrants. The film series is being moderated by local film scholar, Dr. Michael DiGennaro. Titles in the series include, Sin Nombre, Quniceanera and A Better Life. The films will be screened on January 25th and February 13th. To purchase tickets and to learn more about the series, go to www.lmcce.org.

Semi -Finalists 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Research Competition —

Semi -Finalists 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Research Competition

Semi-Finalists Science Competitiion

The Local Live would like to congratulate Mamaroneck High School students, Marina Tosi and Rebecca Marcus. The girls were named as semi-finalists in the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Research Competition. Twenty-three students from Westchester were chosen to showcase their research in areas such as math, medicine, molecular biology and environmental science. The recipients were honored by Westchester County Executive George Latimer last week. Marina and Rebecca are headed to Washington, D.C. to compete for one of forty $2,000 prizes. The winners will be named on January 23rd.


Highlights with George Latimer, Westchester County Executive —

Highlights with George Latimer, Westchester County Executive

George Latimer-Westchester Cty Exec

Westchester County Executive George Latimer came to The Local Live last week to discuss his plans for the county and also to answer questions from our viewers. Topics included his statements on new executive orders, the Westchester County Airport as well as the Immigration Protection Act. You can watch the entire interview at www.youtube.com/thelocallive.


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